Being King Arthur’s cousin isn’t all it’s cracked up to be. Introduced in Black Knight #1 (1955) by Stan Lee and Joe Maneely, Percy was an agents of Merlin, who pretended to be a villain as Black Knight but was really working to protect Camelot. He eventually said Arthur’s life and was knighted. Merlin eventually gave him the Ebony Blade, the sword that was the polar opposite of Excalibur. This blade would drive the wielder insane and bloodthirsty. Percy eventual was killed by Mordred during the fall of Camelot. His Spirit would go on to choose is successor to wield the Ebony blade in order to keep it from falling into the wrong hand and being used for evil. Despite rejecting Nathan Garrett, the villainous Black Knight who used to fight Iron Man and the Avengers, he eventually choose Dane Whitman as his true successor.
I don’t think anyone was thinking we would ever get a Sir Percy figure. He is a character that predate the Marvel Universe (back when the company was going by Altas Comics) but isn’t someone with alot of history. It’s just a nice fun addition for people’s collection.
Camelot’s Black Knight
Recommend Figure: Hasbro Marvel Legends Avengers: Infinity War Cull Odsidian / Black Dwarf Wave Black Knight (Swappable Head)
- While they seem different, Black Knight armor is similar to the Dane Whitman’s armor.
- Why you need it for your collection?:
- If you are getting the Black Knight figure for Dane Whitman, you get this as a swappable head. If you have the Black Knight from the Brood Queen wave and want a new character, then you could use it for this. However, I recommend getting 2 of the Black Dwarf wave one as they are a much superior figure and you get 2 different characters.
- Does it need a remake?: